AUSA partners and works with The Military Coalition (TMC) and other organizations to further amplify our advocacy work in support of the Total Army.
Examples of past partnering efforts include the following:
- On June 24, 2021, AUSA teamed with AUSN, EANGUS, GSOF, NGAUS, ROA, SFA, and USAWOA in a letter asking Congress to appropriate funds to enable the Department of State and Department of Defense to expeditiously transport to a safe location and process Special Immigration Visa (SIV) applications for the Afghan people who provided interpreter services and other important support to the United States.
- On May 17, 2021, AUSA joined other TMC members organizations in a letter to House and Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee leadership urging consideration of several factors as oversight is conducted of T-5, the next generation of TRICARE contracts.
About The Military Coalition
The Military Coalition is a group of 35 military, veterans, and uniformed services organizations in joint pursuit of the following goals:
- Maintaining a strong national defense provided by recruiting and retaining skilled and highly capable personnel in the seven uniformed services.
- Maintaining uniformed services compensation and benefits at levels sufficient to attract and retain professional uniformed service members for careers of service to the Nation.
- Representing the interests of the entire uniformed services community, including members' families and survivors, and responding to assaults upon the compensation and benefits earned by members of that community through years of dedicated service.
- Educating the public on the extraordinary demands and sacrifices associated with a career in uniformed service, and the need to maintain a similarly unique system of compensation and benefits to attract and retain the kinds and numbers of high-quality personnel needed to meet the Nation's short- and long-term defense requirements.
The philosophy of The Coalition is that, by working together on issues of mutual agreement, the participating organizations can harness the grassroots support of more than 5.5 million members plus their families and accomplish far more than by working on these initiatives separately. When one or more of the Coalition organizations is invited to testify before Congress, we frequently coordinate the testimony with the other Coalition associations and present it on behalf of the entire Coalition. This lends greater weight and unanimity to the testimony than if it were presented by any individual association